Collaboration & Affiliated Scientists

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Graduate Student

Antonios received his B.Sc. in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and then moved to the TU Dresden where he received a M.Sc. in Organic and Molecular Electronics. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Cavendish laboratory of the University of Cambridge, where he also obtained an M.Phil. degree in Scientific Computing. His research focuses on the theoretical understanding of molecular systems, and examines the interplay between excitons and vibrations, towards the larger aim of developing efficient novel solar energy technologies.

Thomas Bourdel
Affiliated Scientist

Thomas Bourdel received his PhD from Ecole-Normale Superior – Paris in 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Alain Aspect and Dr. Philippe Bouyer. In his role as a CNRS researcher, he is working on an all optical cooling experiment and disorder in 2D. Dr. Bourdel studies gases in reduced dimensions (1D, 2D), where quantum and thermal fluctuations are most important. He also studies non-interacting phenomena such as Anderson localization, i.e. the absence of diffusion due to multiple quantum interference.

Yann Chalopin
Affiliated Scientist

Yann Chalopin was a postdoctoral associate from 2009 to 2010 at M.I.T with  prof. Gang Chen. He received his M.S. (2006) in solid state physics and Ph.D. (2009) from Ecole Centrale Paris, under the supervision of prof. J.J. Greffet. Yann is currently a CNRS research scientist at Ecole CentraleSupelec. His research interests include the theoretical aspects of nanoscale energy transport and conversion (nano-optics, nanoscale heat transport) and the development of computational methods to study physical properties of low-dimensional systems.

Researcher Li Chen with scenic landscape behind him
Postdoctoral Associate

Li Chen is currently a postdoctoral research at MIT, working with Prof. David Jerison. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Israel M. Signal. His research focuses on PDE’s quantum physics and the derivation of effective equations of large quantum systems.

Zanbing Dai
Graduate Student

Zanbing Dai is a Ph.D student advised by Svitlana Mayboroda. His research interests are in Partial Differential Equation, Harmonic Analysis and Operator theory. He obtained a Master degree in Mathematics advised by Pierre Portal and a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University.

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Perceval Desforges
Graduate Student

Perceval Desforges is a graduate student at École Polytechnique working with Marcel Filoche on the localization landscape. Specifically, his work revolves around numerical simulations studying the properties of this new mathematical tool. He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2016 where he studied high energy physics.

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Max Engelstein
Affiliated Scientist

Max Engelstein received his PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Carlos Kenig. He is currently finishing a CLE Moore Instructorship/NSF Postdoc at MIT with Professor David Jerison. He is mainly interested in the intersection of harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory and partial differential equations. He has also studied several questions regarding regularity in the calculus of variations. 

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Maroun Fouad
Researcher

Maroun Fouad received his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau France) in 1998 under the supervision of Dr J. N. Chazalviel and Dr. F. Ozanam.  His research focuses on the fundamental aspects of the nanometer electrochemical deposition/dissolution of ultra–thin films and alloys and the properties of these films. His aim is to correlate the properties with the local atomic environment and his main expertise is the scanning probe microscopy, X–Ray diffraction and magnetic measurements all operated in solution.

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Graduate Student

Wiebke Hahn is a graduate student at École Polytechnique working together with Jacques Peretti and Claude Weisbuch. Her work is focused on the material properties of nitride ternary alloy heterostructures in the frame work of disorder induced localization. This work is mostly focused on the experimental technique of scanning tunneling luminescence spectroscopy. She obtained her Master of Science in Physics in 2017 from the TU Dortmund.

Kaibo Hu
Postdoctoral Associate

Kaibo Hu received his PhD from Peking University in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Jinchao Xu. Before moving to the University of Minnesota, he was a postdoctal researcher at the University of Oslo from 2017 to 2018. His main research interests include applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing, in particular compatible discretization, finite elements and multilevel methods with applications in various physical problems.

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Vincent Josse
Affiliated Scientist

Vincent Josse received his PhD at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (ENS Paris) in the Quantum Optics group under the supervision of Dr. E. Giacobino (DR, CNRS). He is an Assistant professor at Institut d’Optique in the Laboratoire Charles Fabry where he is the leader of a project that focuses on quantum transport of matter wave, specifically Anderson localization. Ultracold atomic systems offers new approaches to these issues.

Guillaume Lherureux
Postdoctoral Associate

Guillaume Lheureux is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California in Santa Barbara with Prof. Weisbuch and Prof. Speck. His work focuses on III-Nitride semiconductor devices physics and on developing realistic simulations of their particular behaviors. During his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Bellessa at the University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1, he experimentally studied hybrid metal/semiconductor Tamm plasmons structures.

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Affiliated Scientist

Linhan Li is currently a Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Her main research interests lie at the intersection of  partial differential equations and harmonic analysis, in particular boundary value problems for elliptic operators with non-smooth coefficients. She also works on decoupling and its application to PDEs. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, she received Ph.D. in mathematics at Brown University under the supervision of Jill Pipher.

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Postdoctoral Associate

Yun Liu received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute Technology in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Grossman. He joins the Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves and becomes a postdoctoral research associate in the Cavendish Laboratory at University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof Sir Richard Friend. His work focuses on understanding the electronic structures of colloidal quantum dots, hybrid perovskites and organic polymers.

Tyson Loudon
Graduate Student

Tyson Loudon is currently a fourth year PhD student in applied mathematics at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities working under Professor Douglas Arnold. Before coming to the University of Minnesota Tyson completed my Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin and my Master of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines.

Pierre Pelletier
Graduate Student

Pierre Pelletier is currently a graduate student at Ecole Polytechnique (France), under the supervision of Marcel Filoche. He studied quantum physics at the Ecole Polytechnique for 3 years, followed by a year at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), and is now finishing his MSc.

Jacques Peretti
Researcher

Jacques Peretti  is CNRS Research Director at Ecole polytechnique in France. He obtained his PhD in Physics from Université Paris-Sud Orsay in 1992. After a one-year postdoc stay at Freie Universität Berlin he obtained a permanent position at the CNRS. In 1990, He received the Young Author Best Paper Award from IBM. In 1995, he received the CNRS Bronze Medal. Since 2003, he leads the Electrons-Photons-Surfaces group of the Condensed Matter Physics Lab at Ecole Polytechnique. His main research interests are in the physics of semiconductors.

Bruno Poggi
Graduate Student

Bruno Poggi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota working with Svitlana Mayboroda. His current research interests lie at the intersection of geometric measure theory, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations, with particular emphasis on boundary value problems in rough media for elliptic PDEs and generalized Schrodinger equation. Previously, he also worked on the inverse Stefan problem in his Master's thesis at Florida Institute of Technology.

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Graduate Student

Mylène Sauty is currently a PhD student at Ecole polytechnique (France), under the supervision of Dr. Jacques Peretti. She has studied at Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris for four years, where she has specialized in condensed matter physics and has obtained her master degree in 2019. She is now experimentally investigating the influence of disorder on the electronic and optical properties of nitride semiconductor devices.

Abel Thayil
Student

Abel Thayil is currently a graduate student at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), under the supervision of Dr. Marcel Filoche. He studied physics at the University of Delhi (India) and followed it by obtaining his Master's degree physics at the Ecole Polytechnique. He is currently finishing his M.Sc, specialising in quantum devices.

Wei Wang
Postdoctoral Associate

Wei Wang received his PhD from Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Xuejun Xu. After a two-year postdoctoral research supervised by Prof. Zhimin Zhang in Beijing Computational Science Research Center, he joins the Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves and becomes a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Arnold from 2019.

Yuhrenn Wu
Affiliated Scientist

Prof. Yuh-Renn Wu received the Bachelor degree in Physics from National Taiwan University in 1998. He received his Master degree in Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University in 2000. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2006. He joined the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronic and Department of Electrical Engineering in National Taiwan University as an assistant professor in 2007. He was promoted as a full professor in 2016. Prof.

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Postdoctoral Associate

Shiwen Zhang received his PhD from the University of California Irvine in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Svetlana Jitomirskaya. Before moving to the University of Minnesota, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Michigan State University from 2016 to 2019. He joins the Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves and becomes a postdoctoral associate in the School of Mathematics at the Univeristy of Minnesota, under the supervision of Prof. Svitlana Mayboroda.

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